With winter approaching and energy bills rising, we’ve brought you some ways of keeping your home warm without creating a huge expense.
Watch your windows
Make sure that your windows are all airtight and closed completely at night. You can open them for a few hours throughout the day to allow air to circulate, but don’t forget to close them when it begins getting dark, as this is when the most of the cold wind blows in.
Close doors as you go
Rather than leaving the door to your bed or bathroom open, close them to stop the heat escaping.
Seal off the draught
If you have problems with unwanted air flowing in through gaps between the door and frame, purchase or make a heavy draught stopper that you can place in front. If you have this problem but with windows, dense curtains will block off a majority of the draught.
This tip kills two birds with one stone. Whether you’re baking chocolate chip cookies or cooking a casserole, you’ll get a delicious treat at the end of it as well as a toasty warm house.
Put rugs around the house
Floors get extremely cold, especially if you have wooden or tiled flooring, so the best thing to do is get several rugs and put them down in the areas where the floor gets coldest, such as by doors.
Keep the heating on constantly
Although this one seems a bit absurd, it does a great job. The trick is to leave it on a very low temperature, so you’ll be saving money but keeping warm all the same when you combine it with our other tips.
If you try all our advice and still feel like you belong in the Antarctic, don’t reach for the thermostat yet. Heat yourself up first!
You’ll soon realise that just because turning up the heat might be the easiest way, it’s not necessarily the best or even the most efficient. Now you can enjoy winter without having to sacrifice your money or warmth!